I am self-reliant and independent, but also like using the pronoun "we." While finding love would be wonderful, right now I am most interested in dating, stimulating discussion, laughing, affection and/or wild sex. (If you are lucky, it will be with you... :-) )
Learning and discovering new things is part of who I am, so if I meet someone with in-depth knowledge in a field or subject I will try to get them to share their insights with me. Although I am fascinated with science, I pay close attention to beauty in its many forms: I studied art history and made art in college (photography was my favorite). I follow trends in fashion, art, and design. I work primarily as a hairdresser, though I have a Ph.D. in German Studies (Yes, really). Ask me about my dissertation topic on sacrifice, you might get lucky. 'Cause if you don't, you won't.
Cooking and making cocktails are passions -- with and for friends and lovers.
I have also gotten into sewing in the last few years, making clothes mostly. Though I won't darn your socks, I would hem your pants if you asked nicely...
To work off the meals and drinks, I dance (salsa and ecstatic dance), swim laps, ride my bicycle, and go for long walks. More hiking in the Northwest is on the to-do list. I’d love some help with that.
Road trips, in any country, are my favorite form of traveling. I've been to many countries in Europe (I lived in Berlin), I traveled for 5 weeks in Cuba, and I've taken countless car and motorcycle trips in the U.S. Some of those motorcycle trips were taken solo: my round trip from Portland to Colorado, for instance. Fantasy road trips I would like to make a reality: Turkey, Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil...
I like men who are intellectually inquisitive and confident, physically fit and active. I admire skill and intellectual prowess -- they are aphrodisiacs. If along with these qualities you also possess a wry sense of humor (I love to laugh and make others laugh), Carhartts (you actually know how to use them), and cool shoes (I'm serious about the shoes), I look forward to hearing from you.
If we meet, I kindly ask that you don't chew my ear off. Ask me questions to show you are curious and interested.